10×10 Gambrel Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×10 barn shed roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the 10×10 barn shed, where I show you how to assemble the trusses and how to make the small storage loft. Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed and how to make the double front doors. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

10×10 Gambrel Shed Plans

building-a-10x10-barn-shed

building-a-10×10-barn-shed

 

  • G – 36 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 46″ long, 27 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x11″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS
  • I – 1 piece of 3/4″ plwyood – 40 3/4″x96″ long, 1 piece – 40 3/4″x11 1/2″ long LOFT
  • J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42″ long, 4 pieces – 52″ long SUPPORTS
  • K – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x55″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x60″ long SIDING
  • L – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 46″ long, 20 pieces – 8″ long 2xOVERHANG
  • M – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 46″x88 long, 4 pieces – 32″x46″ long, 4 pieces – 11 1/2″x46″ long  ROOF
  • N – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • O – 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 46 1/2″ long TRIMS

 One day

 

 

Building a 10×10 Gambrel Shed Plans

building-the-rafters

Building-the-rafters

Build the rafters for the barn shed from 2×4 lumber. Make 22.5 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters. You can use a miter saw so you make the repetitive cuts easily.

fitting-the-gussets

Fitting-the-gussets

Assembling the trusses is a straight-forward process, once you have cut all the rafters to size and shape. Lay the rafters on a level surface and then secure them together with 1/2″ plywood gussets. Use 1 5/8″ screws and waterproof glue to lock the components together tightly.

fitting-the-trusses

Fitting-the-trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the barn shed, making sure you place them every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then lock them into place with screws or metal connectors.

loft-support-beams

Loft-support-beams

Build the bottom rafters for the barn shed from 2×6 lumber. Make 22.5 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters.

fitting-the-loft-support-beams

Fitting-the-loft-support-beams

Fit the bottom rafters to the top of the barn shed, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges at both ends and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components for a neat result.

fitting-the-loft-sheets

Fitting-the-loft-sheets

As you can imagine, you can easily adjust the size and the location of the loft. Cut the 3/4″ plywood panels at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the structure.

fitting-the-gambrel-ends-supports

Fitting-the-gambrel-ends-supports

Build the supports for the gambrel end panels from 2×4 lumber. Make a 22.5 degree cut to the top of the supports using a miter saw. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

fitting-the-gambrel-ends

Fitting-the-gambrel-ends

Cut the panels for the barn shed at the right dimensions and shape and then lock them to the front and to the back of the shed, using 4d nails. Align the edges flush and then leave no gaps between the panels.

building-the-overhangs

Building-the-overhangs

Assemble the overhangs for the barn shed from regular rafters and 2×4 blockings. You easily adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Add waterproof glue to the joints for a neat and professional result.

fitting-the-roofing-sheets

Fitting-the-roofing-sheets

Use 3/4″ plywood panels for the roof of the barn shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them to the roof of the barn shed using the pattern from the image. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the panels into place, every 8″ along the rafters.

fitting-the-roofing

Fitting-the-roofing

Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.

roof-trims

Roof-trims

Use 1×6 lumber for the roof trims. Make a 22.5 degree cut to both ends of the trims and smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.

fitting-the-roof-trims

Fitting-the-roof-trims

Attach the trims to the roof of the barn shed and lock them into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the trims for a neat result.

10x10-barn-shed-plans-front-view

10×10-barn-shed-plans-front-view

Make sure you take a look over PART 1 and PART 2 of this 10×10 shed project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed, as well as the double doors.

10x10-gambrel-shed-plans

10×10-gambrel-shed-plans

Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 to learn how to build the frame of the shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors. This is a straight forward project, so you shouldn’t feel intimidated by its complexity. After you get the building permit (if required) you can start the project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×10 barn shed roof plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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